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Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.

Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.
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Fluent in Floridian is a new podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more. Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.

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Episodes

45. Universal Orlando PR Director Alyson Lundell

12/12/2018
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From top to bottom, the state of Florida is filled with distinctly ‘Floridian’ features, yet in one corner of Orlando it’s possible to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of London. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been one of Universal Orlando’s calling cards ever since it opened in 2010 with the help […] The post 45. Universal Orlando PR Director Alyson Lundell appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:33:56

44. Orlando Sentinel Columnist Scott Maxwell

11/21/2018
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A transplant from tar-heel country, Scott Maxwell has spent the better part of the last two decades reporting for the Orlando Sentinel as the Taking Names columnist. In his 20 years of reporting, Maxwell has seen it all – describing the Florida political reporting scene as “addictive.” Maxwell is Fluent in Floridian. From covering […] The post 44. Orlando Sentinel Columnist Scott Maxwell appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:21:10

43. Former Hillsborough County Judge Ashley Moody

10/25/2018
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Growing up in Plant City during the 1980’s, Ashley Moody’s life was surrounded by family, faith, community, and the town’s singular McDonald’s restaurant. Who would have guessed that in 2006, the woman with a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Florida would go on to be the youngest circuit court judge in the entire […] The post 43. Former Hillsborough County Judge Ashley Moody appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:26:02

42. State Representative Sean Shaw

10/23/2018
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Some kids grow up wanting to be an astronaut or a firefighter, but as Sean Shaw grew up in Tallahassee, his vision of the future was shaped by his after-school hang out spot: the Florida Supreme Court. After integrating the Jacksonville bar association, Leander Shaw, Sean’s father, spent 20 years on Florida’s Supreme Court, becoming […] The post 42. State Representative Sean Shaw appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:23:06

41. State Representative Matt Caldwell

10/16/2018
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Since the early 1800s, Matt Caldwell’s family has had roots in Florida. Today, Matt is staying true to those roots and running for Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Before deciding to run for Agriculture Commissioner, Matt Caldwell was your average, everyday, pocket constitution carrying member of Florida’s House of Representatives. The man who once […] The post 41. State Representative Matt Caldwell appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:32:42

40. Devoted Health Florida Market President Dariel Quintana

10/1/2018
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Love and family. Devoted Health, a start-up launching Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, aims to connect those words with healthcare. In this episode, Dariel Quintana, the Florida market president for Devoted Health, talks about what’s changed with healthcare in his two decades in the industry, what’s remained the same, and why choosing a healthcare plan […] The post 40. Devoted Health Florida Market President Dariel Quintana appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:25:27

39. University of Florida President Kent Fuchs

8/22/2018
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Born in Oklahoma, raised in Alaska, attended high school in Miami and college at Duke: not the path you would expect from the twelfth president of the University of Florida, but Kent Fuchs is far from an ordinary university president. In college, Kent had his sights set on engineering, then business, and eventually the ministry […] The post 39. University of Florida President Kent Fuchs appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:36:30

38. Florida Police Chiefs Association Executive Director Amy Mercer

7/24/2018
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It isn’t often someone can go from executive assistant to executive director, but since starting with the Florida Police Chiefs Association in 1999, that’s exactly what Amy Mercer has done. As executive director of one of the largest policing association in the country, Amy is on the cutting edge of police technology and technique, but […] The post 38. Florida Police Chiefs Association Executive Director Amy Mercer appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:30

37. Visit Florida President & CEO Ken Lawson

7/3/2018
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Bringing with him his Marine background and homegrown Florida story, Ken Lawson has taken VisitFlorida in a bold, refreshing, and transparent direction. Appointed by Governor Scott to right a sinking ship, Lawson has been fundamental in revitalizing the state’s tourism bureau, however he still has to fight against hurricanes, national and international competition. Ken […] The post 37. Visit Florida President & CEO Ken Lawson appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:33:01

36. FSU Heisman Trophy Winner and New York Knicks PG Charlie Ward

6/15/2018
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As one of Florida State’s three Heisman trophy winner, Charlie Ward left Tallahassee to play professional basketball with the New York knicks as their starting point guard, only to return to the city that saw the birth of his two-sport superstardom as the newest head basketball coach at Florida High. But if you ask him, […] The post 36. FSU Heisman Trophy Winner and New York Knicks PG Charlie Ward appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:58

35. ‘Real Florida’ Journalist and Author Jeff Klinkenberg

5/30/2018
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A journalist for four-decades at the Tampa Bay Times, Jeff Klinkenberg has the kind of job that most people dream of. His column, Real Florida, began in 1986 and documented the arts, culture, nature and way of life of Floridians. Faced with cave diving, mosquitos, hurricanes and alligators, jeff would still classify the drive from […] The post 35. ‘Real Florida’ Journalist and Author Jeff Klinkenberg appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:41:03

34. Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida President & CEO Doug Sessions

4/30/2018
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He has served under Florida Governor Askew and with the New York Yankees, but over the past two-and-a-half decades, Doug Sessions has found the most success as President and CEO of the Ounce of Prevention Fund (preventchildabusefl.org), which works to end child abuse in Florida. His background in government made him an unlikely candidate for […] The post 34. Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida President & CEO Doug Sessions appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:24:46

33. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine

4/12/2018
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A hopeful, hard-working, Boston-transplant, Philip Levine will be the first to say he wasn’t a ‘stellar student,’ instead, he would probably attribute his ascension to the upper echelon of Florida politics to his convictions and mentality of hard work. His background in politics and history have led him to ‘think big and act small,’ which […] The post 33. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:09

32. State Senator Denise Grimsley

3/6/2018
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A fifth-generation Floridian, still living on the same piece of property that she grew up on in Zolfo Springs, Denise Grimsley knows a thing or two about ‘Flo-Grown.’ Grimsley experienced a different childhood than most: her family’s land included a 350-acre citrus grove, 100-acres of cattle, she learned to drive on a dirt road, and […] The post 32. State Senator Denise Grimsley appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:24:16

31. Constitution Revision Commissioner Brecht Heuchan

2/16/2018
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In a fertile ground for political careers, Brecht Heuchan took a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida State, an internship with the House Republican Campaign Committee, and turned it into a lengthy career as the founder of Contribution Link, a political data and fundraising company. Now, he faces the unparalleled pressure of […] The post 31. Constitution Revision Commissioner Brecht Heuchan appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:32:53

30. Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Lucy Morgan

1/16/2018
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Lucy Morgan is NOT your typical Florida retiree. A long-time veteran of the Florida journalism industry, Lucy has both reported news, as well as made news, while investigating corruption in law enforcement. The accolades are second to the stories she’s collected, not that a Pulitzer Prize or an induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of […] The post 30. Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Lucy Morgan appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:54:07

29. UF Professor & Author Mary Adkins

12/6/2017
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It isn’t just Florida’s enticing attractions and vast ecological diversity that make this state stand out. Florida is also the only state in the union to have an automatic Constitution Review Commission (CRC) which meets every year. Mary Adkins, a Master Legal Skills Professor at the University of Florida, joins us to discuss her research […] The post 29. UF Professor & Author Mary Adkins appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:19:58

28. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis

11/15/2017
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In Panama City Beach, there’s a famous seafood restaurant called Capt. Anderson’s. Owned by the Patronis family since it opened, Capt. Anderson’s has been serving Panama City Beach as for just over fifty years. For Jimmy Patronis, clocking in at Capt. Anderson’s from the time he was a teenager helped prepare him for his current […] The post 28. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:23:51

27. U.S. Representative Charlie Crist

10/31/2017
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You probably know Representative Charlie Crist as the former governor of Florida, and as a current member of the US House of Representatives, representing Florida’s 13th district. What you probably didn’t know is that he served as the general counsel for minor league baseball right out of law school, although a career in politics would […] The post 27. U.S. Representative Charlie Crist appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:17:33

26. Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani

10/18/2017
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Orlando is one of Florida’s most well known tourist destinations and technological hubs, and as such is a major source of revenue for the state. It stands to reason that a prosperous Orlando helps to create a prosperous Florida, and Tim Giuliani is doing whatever he can as the President and CEO of the Orlando […] The post 26. Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani appeared first on Fluent in Floridian.

Duration:00:28:33